What Nigeria will do with $320 million Abacha loot – Buhari

The federal government on Monday in Abuja announced that $320 million stolen funds by late military dictator, Sani Abacha, would be spent on the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme of the administration to support the poor. Declaring open the 8th Commonwealth Conference of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, Mr Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said it was one condition given by the Switzerland authorities for the repatriation of the funds. Mr Buhari said that The Global Forum on Asset Recovery (GFAR) after its inaugural meeting in Washington, DC, in December 2017,…

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Buratai opens military base in Birnin-Gwari

Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, flagged-off a two Battalion Forward Operation Base (FOB) at the troubled Birnin-Gwari area of Kaduna State, Nigeria on Monday. The FOB was tagged Operation ‘Idon Raini’ at Kanfanin Doka village, the proposed site. Addressing the soldiers, Mr Buratai charged the soldiers to get the killers in the troubled area within three weeks. According to him, he required resounding results, such that will finally bring the criminals to their knees. The Army chief told the soldiers not to adopt the defensive approach but rather,…

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Rohr Releases 30-Man List for World Cup

Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has named Captain Mikel John Obi, goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, defenders Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile and Leon Balogun, as well as midfielders Ogenyi Onazi and Oghenekaro Etebo and forwards Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses in Nigeria’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The list also includes Spain –based goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, defenders William Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo and Olaoluwa Aina, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Joel Obi and John Ogu and forwards Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon and Alex Iwobi. Chelsea winger Moses was Nigeria’s top…

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Police seal off Kano Assembly over impeachment plot

The Kano State House of Assembly was on Monday sealed off by police following moves to impeach the Speaker of the House, Abdullahi Yusuf Ata, by some lawmakers. However, sources close to the House, told our correspondent that as at Sunday’s night, 21 lawmakers have indicated their support for the speaker’s impeachment. It was gathered that principal officers of the House had been impeached after 21 lawmakers voted for their impeachment. The source said: “The principal officers have already been impeached following the approval by 21 lawmakers who signed the…

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Buhari visits Jigawa today

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a visit to Dutse, Jigawa state today.The visit, which was initially scheduled for 7 May, was postponed because President Buhari went to London to keep an appointment with his doctor. He returned on Friday and said he was well.”I just went for a further medical check-up and I am alright, thank you`”, he told reporters on arrival. Gov. Muhammad Badaru, who has planned a rousing welcome for the president said during the visit, the President is expected to commission some projects. A state dinner will…

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